Thursday, May 23, 2013

THE LONG VERSION

I actually meant to write this post, like, a month ago, but I forgot.

BAAAAAAAAAAAAAABY

I was reminded today when I was walking down 200 South and I saw a bus that said on the front:

220 TO 9400 S
PARK 'N' RIDE

It's on two rows like that because each row represents what will show up on the front of the bus at any one time, so it flashes back and forth between the two rows.

This is notable because buses have been saying less and less in recent years.  They used to be quite descriptive.  For example, if you caught it at the right time of day, the 220 might have said

220 1300 EAST/
HIGHLAND DR
TO
9400 S 2000 E
PARK 'N' RIDE
JUDGE MEMORIAL
ROUTE ON DETOUR

which was all well and good if you were contemplating it from the platform at Central, but, considering it takes each row about three seconds to come and go, if you caught it somewhere far-flung on Highland Drive, you might never know where the bus you were getting on was going.

Unless, of course, you already knew everything about the 220.  Hahaha . . .

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